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City Sightseeing Joburg

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Address: Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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+27 86 173 3287
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

For the best way to see Johannesburg & Soweto. Travel by double decker,...

For the best way to see Johannesburg & Soweto. Travel by double decker, open-top red bus. Explore the City of Gold’s attractions at your own pace. Simply hop off and on at any of our stops with your ticket. Buses connect to the unique Soweto taxi tour extension, allowing you to visit this vibrant area near Johannesburg. Regular departures, 7 days a week – from 9am daily. Secure parking and departure points at Gautrain Station at Park and Gold Reef City Hotel. Visit the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill and James Hall Transport Museum and Mining District.

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An unusual honey moon

It is a very good option to visit a new city. With my wife decide spend our honey moon vacation in South Africa. And have been a very good decision. The City sightseeing had... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It is a very good option to visit a new city. With my wife decide spend our honey moon vacation in South Africa. And have been a very good decision. The City sightseeing had been the best way to visit an unknown city

Thank nicolassupport
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Anyone visiting Joburg and wanting to get around to the key sights should take full advantage of the bus. I learned the hard and expensive way by getting guided tours to specific locations. Towards the end of my stay I jumped on the bus for an afternoon and realized how cheap, easy and reliable it was. Highly recommended!

Thank Andrew B
Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Two of us decided to do a city tour of Johannesburg on the Hop On Hop Off bus. We chose the Red City Tour. Very hot upstairs, but we were lucky to get under cover at the front of the bus. Tour took about an hour and a half. Always good value the Hop On Hop Off buses. Tip: Some... More 

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New Zealand
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152 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

As we had only one day to discover Johannesburg we opted to let us be driven around by the red bus. It was a very enjoyable experience. We also booked the Soweto option and this allowed us to visit Nelson Mandela's house and the way many people are living their lives in South-Africa. On the tour you will see anything:... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

as an immigrant who lives in Johannesburg for more than 5 years, this trip is a permanent item when we receive visitors from Antwerp Belgium. On average we are pampered about 3 hours with various stories about Johannesburg, these are through by an audio system in different languages and brought very accurate.

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State College, PA
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180 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We arrived in Jo'burg a day before our tour started, so chose to take the city tourist bus to give us an overview of the city. The commentary was excellent- informative and entertaining- and available in 16 languages! We got off the bus twice- at the Apartheid Museum/ Gold Reef City Theme park, and at Braamfontein. We felt quite safe.... More 

Thank DT25
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149 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We rode the bus to the Apartheid Museum and had a good time. It was raining the whole time, and the museum closed before the bus had come back...so we opted to hop an Uber. Overall good tour, but there isn't that much to see in Joburg. The background on how the city was founded I enjoyed, but the actual... More 

Thank AnnaKMorris
Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The hop on bus in JNB, rates poorly compared to Cpt. But not due to the drivers or staff. They were wonderful and very friendly. Jnb doe not have enough stops to warant the ticket price.... We also did not have a working kids channel on the one section. We went on a sunday afternoon and as such some of... More 

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CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. I am really sorry that you thought our offer is not with the R 190 ticket price, given that we run a complimentary hotel shuttle bus from Sandton and Rosebank, 2 HOHO routes covering some 12 stops! You would have noticed a sticker next to each seat unit on the Green tour advising you that... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is an easy way to tour the city of Johannesburg. The on board commentary provides a some interesting history.

Thank sandydube90
Toulouse, France
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137 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Unfortunately, there are not so many things to see in Johannesburg... Apartheid museum, Gold reef city (same stop) are the only interesting parts of the visit.

Thank Pierre R
CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are saddened that between 2 bus lines and over 12 stops you found this stop the only interesting one! We are very proud of the story we tell on the tour which covers the history of Johannesburg, the scenery, the attractions and tells the story of hope that is further enhanced every day as... More 

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